from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A literary movement launched by British and American poets early in the 20th century that advocated the use of free verse, common speech patterns, and clear concrete images as a reaction to Victorian sentimentalism.
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- n. A form of poetry utilising precise imagery and clear language
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- n. a movement by American and English poets early in the 20th century in reaction to Victorian sentimentality; used common speech in free verse with clear concrete imagery
image + -ism (Wiktionary)